Illarramendi faces being squeezed out of Real Madrid
The midfielder only arrived last summer from Real Sociedad, but his campaign was plagued by injury.
Marca says the arrival of one or two seasoned central midfielders would leave Illarramendi on the fringes.
In such a scenario, 'Los Blancos' would be willing to sanction a loan deal.
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